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Bose makes a product called a VS-2 video enhancer. All it is is a video scaler and switcher, which, if I remember correctly, has 3 composite in, 3 component in, and 2 HDMI in, with 1 HDMI out, among other connections. It sync's with your Lifestyle system to pick the correct video input when you pick the audio input that corresponds. I can't seem to find it on the Bose website, although I did find the below link. The piece is probably discontinued, but I'm sure Bose or your local dealer can get a hold of one.

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